REO HATATE will be OUT for the game against Ross County on Saturday afternoon after the midfielder picked up an injury against Aberdeen on Flag day.

Ange Postecoglou confirmed to Celtic fan media via the CelticTV Press conference the Japanese midfielder would miss the trip to Dingwall.

Reo took a few knocks against Aberdeen and had to come off in the second half with what looked to be a mouth injury.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Aberdeen – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – July 31, 2022 Celtic’s Reo Hatate after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

It paves the way for David Turnbull to get a game from the start against the Highland side.

The Scottish international came on during the second half of the game against Aberdeen and played very well.

Turnbull has not been spoken about enough in many Celtic circles. The lad has the ability to be a mainstay in Ange Postecoglou’s team.

While it’s unfortunate to see Reo pick up an injury, it speaks to the squad depth we now have that we shouldn’t miss the former J-League star too much this weekend. Hopefully, he isn’t out too long.


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